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BEST SHOPPING IN BARCELONA: 15 PLACES TO EXPLORE

Visiting Barna acquaints you with a string of the best hostels for solo travelers in Barcelona. And the variety of options extend to the retail therapy that the city offers. Here are some of the destinations to experience the best shopping in Barcelona:

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Best Shopping in Barcelona – Department Stores

El Corte Inglés

This Spanish department store has two large locations in Barcelona: Plaça de Catalunya and Avinguda Diagonal. All El Corte Inglés department stores in Barcelona are known for the luxury items they carry.

fnac

A French department store specializing in entertainment, the fnac store in Plaça de Catalunya is recognized as the largest of its kind in Barcelona. It’s the go-to destination for anything entertainment, such as books, DVDs, electronic goods and concert tickets.

Best Shopping in Barcelona – Fashion Boutiques

La Manual Alpargatera

This traditional workshop has been selling espadrilles since the 1940s. Yes, you will find almost every color of espadrilles you can think of in this shop, along with some hats.

Santa Eulalia

The fashion store called Santa Eulalia has been around since 1843. Over the decades, it has continuously adapted to the changing trends. Old yet modern, it carries a choice selection of luxury brands for both men and women.

Best Shopping in Barcelona – Flea Markets and Thrift Stores

Els Encants Vells

Mercat Fira de Bellcaire or more often referred to as Els Encants Vells, is a huge flea market that welcomes shoppers 4 days each week. Stalls selling furnishings, antiques and clothing dominate the market, but you’re likely to find other items as well.

El Flea

On the second Sunday of each month, Plaça de Blanquerna in Barcelona hosts a large flea market where shoppers converge to hunt for clothing, fashion accessories, books and music.

Mercat de Sant Antoni

While this market is known for its stalls of fresh produce, fish and meat, bargain hunters find their way here to browse the fashion items, household goods, second-hand books and collectibles sold in the stalls outside. If you’re exploring Barcelona in 3 days, chances are, you’ll find your way to Mercat de Sant Antoni to shop for souvenirs.

Best Shopping in Barcelona – Malls

Diagonal Mar Centre

The Diagonal Mar Centre in Barcelona is home to several stores and restaurants. It also has movie theaters and leisure facilities.

L’illa Diagonal

One of the first shopping malls in Barcelona, L’illa Diagonal continues to welcome shoppers to a fashion and gastronomy haven. With more than a hundred shops, restaurants and bars in it, you can be left breathless browsing the contents of this 35,000-square-meter mall.

La Roca Village

If you want luxury shopping minus the hefty price tag, La Roca Village is the place to be. This outlet mall has more than 140 designer stores with prices that are lower than in most retail shops.

Las Arenas de Barcelona

Formerly a bullring, Las Arenas de Barcelona was rebuilt and converted into a shopping mall. The mall was opened to the public in 2011. There are more than 100 shops in it, spread over six levels. It also has a 12-screen movie theater, several bars and dining places, an event hall and a fitness center.

Maremagnum

Shops selling clothing, household items and electronics dominate this spacious shopping center near Barcelona’s Port Vell. It also has a number of restaurant options, jewelry stores, toy shops and cosmetics outlets.

Best Shopping in Barcelona – Novelty Stores and Specialty Shops

Colmado Quilez

If you want to bring home a taste of Barcelona in the form of liquor, wine or conservas (food preserved in jars or cans), Colmado Quilez is one of the best places for finding some.  

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El Ingenio

Carnival masks, huge festival heads, puppets and practically anything papier-mâché can be found in this handicrafts shop.

Papabubble

Want something sweet? Papabubble specializes in artisanal confections that your sweet tooth will delight in.